Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird (BC-SC35) 1996-2007

Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird (BC-SC35) Specs, Review and Pictures

Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird (BC-SC35) is a big motorcycle powered by 1.137 cc (69.4 cu in) inline 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, 16-valve, DOHC engine designed to be the fastest in the world in 1996 with topspeed 286 km/h.

CBR1100XX or also known as Honda Super Blackbird is a big sports bike equipped with an engine with powerful output characteristics in an aerodynamic body with excellent aerodynamic performance. This sport touring motorcycle was produced by Honda in 1996-2007 (global) and released in Japan in Marc 28, 2001. The name Super Blackbird is taken from the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, which is one of the fastest aircraft in the world.

Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird 2001 Silver
Photo of Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird (BC-SC35) model year 2001. Color: silver.

2001 Honda CBR1100XX Overview

This Honda CBR1100XX was released in Europe in 1997 and is a popular model for a wide range of riders. This time, the equipment has been enhanced, such as the adoption of a dedicated multi-gradation screen as a domestic specification.

CBR1100XX is a model developed by combining Honda's advanced technologies with the keyword "the world's highest peak supersports". The lightweight and compact water-cooled 4-stroke DOHC in-line 4-cylinder 1,137cc engine uses an advanced dual balancer, a newly developed PGM-FI (electronically controlled fuel injection device), and a direct air induction mechanism in all rotation ranges. Achieves smooth and powerful output characteristics. In addition, the newly developed knock sensor is used to optimize the output characteristics of the engine and improve the throttle response.

The styling enhances high driving performance and comfort by adopting a body cowl with excellent aerodynamic characteristics and a newly developed high screen.

By adopting a two-system front / rear wheel interlocking (dual combined) brake system for the brake system, stable braking force is demonstrated. In addition, the adoption of Honda's original anti-theft system "HISS" has made it an excellent anti-theft system.

The body color is set to two colors, a fearless darkness black metallic and an acurate silver metallic.

2001 Honda CBR1100XX (BC-SC35) Price

Planned sales volume (domestic / annual) : 2,500 units
Manufacturer's suggested retail price of Honda CBR1100XX in Japan at that year (2001) : 1,100,000 yen (Example of regional suggested retail price: Hokkaido is 30,000 yen higher, Okinawa is 10,000 yen higher, and some other areas are excluded.)

2001 Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird Features

Main features of CBR1100XX:

Equipped with a lightweight, compact and powerful engine. The engine is equipped with a water-cooled 4-stroke DOHC in-line 4-cylinder 1,137cc. By adopting a dual shaft balancer, smooth output characteristics are realized in the entire rotation range. In addition, the 3D map type digital electronic ignition system realizes agile response in the entire rotation range.

Adopts various technologies to maximize intake efficiency. The intake system uses a direct air induction system that actively takes in outside air from the front screen. In addition to maximizing the intake capacity, the adoption of a large-capacity air cavity in the air duct stabilizes the air supply to the air cleaner and realizes a smooth output even for sudden acceleration. Achieves agile response by adopting the latest PGM-FI (electronically controlled fuel injection device). The fuel injection system uses PGM-FI, which is a compact integration of an ECU (electronic control unit) and a digital electronic ignition mechanism. Precise control of fuel injection amount realizes agile response and smooth output characteristics.

Adopted an exhaust system aimed at reducing exhaust gas. The exhaust system uses a secondary air injection system (air injection system). Combined with precise fuel injection control by PGM-FI, it purifies exhaust gas by promoting combustion of unburned gas and complies with domestic emission regulations.

Adoption of dual combined braking system that realizes highly reliable braking force. The brake system uses a dual combined brake system. An interlocking mechanism is used for each of the front wheel brake and the rear wheel brake. It is a braking system with a sense of security.

Effective equipment to deter theft. HIS (Honda Ignition Security System) is adopted as the theft deterrent system. The anti-theft effect is improved by making it impossible to start the engine with a key other than the genuine key and blinking the indicator lamp for 24 hours by operating the button.
In addition, it is compatible with the vehicle location search service system "Kokosecom" developed in collaboration with SECOM Co., Ltd., and secures a space for mounting units and in-vehicle chargers, making it a "Kokosecom Honda recommended model".

Other full equipment
  • Instrument panel with two large digital LCDs
  • New multi-reflector with integrated rear-view mirror with high visibility ・ Front turn signal lamp
  • Dual multi-reflector tail lamp with excellent visibility
  • Maintenance-free wet type battery that can retain charged power for a longer period of time
  • High-class exclusive stainless steel 4-2-1-2 exhaust system
  • Uses an iridium spark plug with excellent ignition performance
Special equipment for Japan domestic specifications
  • Hazard lamp switch, gold chain, chrome plated grip end,
  • Multi-gradation windscreen, mug gold painted brake calipers

2001 Honda CBR1100XX (BC-SC35) Specs

Main specifications of 2001 Honda CBR1100XX (BC-SC35) in original condition (manufacture standards):
Common nameCBR1100XX
Vehicle name/modelHonda BC-SC35
Overall length x Overall width x Overall height (m)2.160 x 0.720 x 1.200
Wheelbase (m)1.490
Minimum ground clearance (m)0.130
Seat height (m)0.810
Vehicle weight (kg)256
Dry weight (kg)225
Riding capacity (persons)2
Minimum turning radius (m)3.4
Engine modelSC42E (water-cooled, 4-stroke DOHC, in-line 4-cylinder)
Total displacement (cm3)1,137
Inner diameter x stroke (mm)79.0 x 58.0
compression ratio11.0
Maximum output (kW [PS]/rpm)74 [100]/8,500
Maximum torque (N ・ m/rpm)98/6,500
Fuel consumption rate (km/L)21.0 (60km/h constant-land driving test value)
Fuel supply device typePGM-FI (electronically controlled fuel injection device)
Starting methodSelf-type
Ignition system typeFull transistor battery ignition
Lubrication methodPumping splash combination type
Fuel tank capacity (L)24
Clutch typeWet multi-plate coil spring
Transmission typeAlways meshing 6-speed return
Gear ratio1 Speed ​​2.769
2 Speed ​​2.000
3 speed1.578
4 speed1.333
5 speed1.166
6 speed1.041
Reduction ratio (1st/2nd)1.571/2.588
Caster (degree)/Trail (mm)25 ° 00´/99
Tire sizeFront120/70 ZR17 (58W)
Rear180/55 ZR17 (73W)
Brake typeFrontHydraulic double disc
RearHydraulic disc
Suspension methodPreviousTelescopic method
RearSwing arm type
frame formatbackbone

This Honda CBR1100XX was designed to compete with the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-11 as the fastest motorcycle in the world, and Honda managed it with a top speed of 178 mph (286 km/h). Two years later the title went to the Suzuki Hayabusa, which reached a speed of 194 mph (312 km/h).


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